Class 2A Boys Basketball Breakdown

Boys Basketball Class 2A Regional Projections and State Predictions

Boys Basketball Class 2A Regional Projections and State Predictions

For my projections I am using the CHSAA Seeding and Selection Index.  I am going to be predicting the District Champions and may just give a quick reason as to why I picked each District Champion.  If you are a District Champion ranked in the top 16 of the Seeding Index you will automatically host a regional.  Remember to qualify for Regionals you must be ranked inside the top 32 or win your District.  I will go into which teams are on the bubble in my article tomorrow.

This will be updated Daily (Updated 2/22 @3pm)

Class 2A

  • District Seeding will be done by the CHSAA Seeding & Selection Index (50% Maxpreps & 50% RPI).  Maxpreps and RPI will run through Districts.
  • District Winners (8) advancing to the 32-team state bracket.  District Champions are guaranteed a top 8 (host slot) as long as they are in the top 16 of the CHSAA Seeding & Selection Index after Districts.
  • Remaining 24 teams are filled in by the CHSAA Seeding & Selection Index published after Districts.
  • Seeding criteria for the 32-team state bracket-CHSAA Seeding & Selection Index published after Districts.  Seed 9-24 are true seeded except to try and avoid league matchups in the FIRST ROUND ONLY.  Teams may be moved one spot up or down.  Teams 25-32 may be moved based upon geography and league matchups.
  • First two rounds of the state tournament (Regionals) will be hosted by the top seed in the quadrant of the bracket, over two days. (4-teams total)
  • Teams will not be reseeded prior to the final week-state championship (Final 8)
  • Top 8 teams will advance.  Class 2A Great 8 will play a Consolation Bracket. 

District Tournament Winners

District 1: Sanford

Sanford lost to Del Norte to end the season.  That made things in this district much more interesting.  Custer County grabbed the #1 seed and will face the winner of Del Norte vs Sanford.  I still think Sanford gets the District Crown but will be interesting to see.

District 2: Wray

District 2 will be a battle between Merino, Wiggins, and Wray.  Wray only loss in league was to 3A Yuma and I think they remain the favorite.

District 3: Mancos

The winner of District 3 may be the only team to get into Regionals.  This is a super weak District currently with just 2 team inside the top 32.

District 4: Heritage Christian

Heritage Christian seems to be the team to beat in District 4.  Heritage Christian has a big win over Wiggins.  District 4 may just get 1 team into Regionals.

District 5: Vail Christian

Vail Christian has the head to head win over Plateau Valley.  I see these two teams clashing again in the District Tournament.  Vail Mountain and Rangely will also be challengers.

District 6: Crowley County

Crowley County has the lead and are undefeated.  Crowley County has shown they could be beat with a close game against Holly.  Crowley County will be challenged by Holly, Hoehne and Fowler.  There always seems to be a surprise or two in this District.

District 7: Front Range Christian

District 7 I think is up for grabs and could come down to who gets hot at the right time.  Golden View Classical has played a tough schedule and Denver Christian is also playing better basketball.  This will be a fun tournament to watch.

District 8: Limon

If you want to talk about a battle and one of the most intense District Tournaments, then District 8 is your tournament.  Currently 5 schools sit inside the top 20 of the Seeding Index.  ECA, Simla, Byers, and Burlington I believe are the true challengers to Limon.

District Champions and Regional Hosts: ()=Seeding Index

District 1: Sanford (17) (I believe if they win the District they would host)

District 2: Wray (5)

District 3: Mancos (24) (Will not host)

District 4: Heritage Christian (11)

District 5: Vail Christian (7)

District 6: Crowley County (1)

District 7: Front Range Christian (14)

District 8: Limon (2)

At-Large Host: Simla (3)

First Four Out

Vail Mountain (33), Swink (34), Loveland Classical (35), Union Colony Prep (36)

Bracket- District matchups will be avoided in the first round.  8 Regional winners qualifying for state.  State will not be re-seeded! And play a consolation bracket!

Region 1
*#1 Crowley County vs #32 Rangely
#16 Burlington vs #17 Del Norte
Region 2
*#8 Sanford vs #25 Cotopaxi
#9 Evangelical Christian vs #24 Holyoke
Region 3
*#5 Vail Christian vs #28 CS School
#12 Holly vs #21 Fowler
Region 4
*#4 Wray vs #29 Elbert
#13 Plateau Valley vs #20 Denver Christian
Region 5
*#2 Limon vs #31 Las Animas
#15 Custer County vs #18 Hoehne
Region 6
*#7 Front Range Christian vs #26 Monte Vista
#10 Merino vs #23 Mancos
Region 7
*#6 Heritage Christian vs #27 Akron
#11 Golden View Classical vs #22 Haxtun
Region 8
*#3 Simla vs #30 Telluride
#14 Wiggins vs #19 Byers

*= Regional Host

My State Qualifier Picks

Here are the 8 teams I think make it to the Elite 8 and the matchups.  This will change as the bracket changes.  Matchups will be very key when it comes to who I think makes it to the State Tournament

#1 Crowley County vs #8 Sanford

#4 Wray vs #12 Holly

#2 Limon vs #10 Merino

#3 Simla vs #6 Heritage Christian